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Johnny Manziel plummets at NFL Draft, drafted by Cleveland at No. 22

Johnny Manziel, the spectacular Texas A&M quarterback and 2012 Heisman Trophy winner, was drafted by the Cleveland Browns — but only after sliding to the No. 22 pick in the NFL Draft. Manziel, who quickly became a Texas folk hero nicknamed Johnny Football in his freshman year at Texas A&M in 2012, was regarded as the draft’s top quarterback prospect and considered one of the frontrunners for the Houston Texans No. 1 pick. But the Texans went with sure-thing defensive superstar Jadeveon Clowney of South Carolina instead, and the Jacksonville Jaguars, who needed a quarterback and had the No. 3 pick, opted for Blake Bortles of Central Florida.

ESPN draft expert Mel Kiper Jr. had predicted that Manziel would be drafted by Tampa Bay at No. 7, but when the Buccaneers chose Manziel’s teammate, wide receiver Mike Evans, instead, the brash quarterback’s prospects began to drop, as one team after another passed on him. Cameras captured Manziel’s discomfort in Radio City Music Hall’s green room as time ticked by. But the Browns, who made three trades before the first round was even concluded, moved up four spots and selected Manziel at No. 22. The crowd roared its approval. “To be [in Cleveland], it feels right,” Manziel told ESPN’s Suzy Kolber. “Dawg Pound, here I come.” READ FULL STORY

'Last Resort': Nuclear sub goes ballistic over best quarterback ever debate -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

A nuclear submarine is no place for childish games. But living beneath the ocean for weeks at a time without fresh air and, apparently, sports talk-radio, has a way of putting an entire crew on edge. Look no further than the U.S.S. Colorado, whose officers view the football world very differently. Who’s the better quarterback? Eli or Peyton? (Or someone else…?)

Click below for a clever bit from the cast of ABC’s Last Resort. READ FULL STORY

Cee Lo Green, Mariah Carey, No Doubt contributing their voices to NFL

Football games this season are about to get some music star power.

It’ll all start at the first game of the NFL season, on Wednesday, Sept. 5, when Mariah Carey and No Doubt will perform a live pre-game show at Rockefeller Plaza. The hour-long show will air at 7:30 p.m. EST on NBC before the New York Giants and Dallas Cowboys go head-to-head at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey.

No Doubt will be following up on another engagement with the NFL — they performed at the Super Bowl halftime show in 2003. READ FULL STORY

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